As mentioned in my last post, I'm taking over Cameron's old bedroom and using it for my home office. So far, I've painted the top part of the walls blue (to cover up the orange) and moved in some furniture. I have my drafting desk, the desk chair I refinished for my first furniture refinish project, my dad's couch, and an accent chair that used to be in my living room. Once we moved the entertainment unit from the den/Cameron's current bedroom up to our living room, we didn't have room for it anymore.
Now I just need to add some finishing touches like an area rug, artwork, pillows, and lighting. I also need to decide whether or not to keep the beige color that's on the bottom half of the walls currently, or paint over them with white (I'm leaning towards painting over, but we'll see). In any event, I've created a mood board for my office as a jumping off point for my design.
Here are the products featured in my mood board:
A couple of things to note:
1) The sofa on the mood board is not the exact couch that is in my office. Since my dad purchased it in a local furniture store, I selected something similar. I actually have this exact sofa in my living room and I love it! (And so does my dog, as she's currently curled up and snoozing away...) A bonus to this sofa - the slipcovers are easily removable for washing and come in other great neutral colors.
2) The grey fabric swatch is not the fabric that's on my refinished chair. I purchased that fabric a few years ago on clearance at Hobby Lobby, so it's long gone. This fabric is similar in style.
3) With the pillows, I will not be purchasing these outright, but will instead be getting fabric to cover some pillows that need a facelift. (This is a good tip to save money if you're handy with a sewing machine. Instead of buying new pillows with the seasons or when the mood strikes, buy fabric that you love. You'll save lots of moola you can use for other home projects!)
4) I chose a writing desk to complement the design style of what I'm going for in the office vs. my drafting desk since I figured most of my readers would want a writing desk instead.
5) The A.A. Milne quote print is free to print out! Just take it to your local print shop. I chose this as part of the artwork for my office as both motivation and as a reminder of my son. Whenever I'm having a bad day, he reminds me of this quote. I'm so blessed to have such a sweet and thoughtful boy!
I'll be posting pictures once my office is officially completed. Until then, happy designing!
- Angela :)